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ATLANTA, Nov. 19, 2020 –  U.S. District Judge Steven Grimberg rebuffed a last-minute lawsuit by L. Lin Wood seeking to block the state of Georgia from certifying its election results. The following is a statement from Kristen Clarke, president and executive director, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law:

“This case was legally and factually baseless, and contrary to the bedrock values of our democracy. Plaintiffs waited until after the end of vote counting to cast a cloud over ballots cast in good faith by millions of Georgia voters. We are pleased that Judge Grimberg flatly rejected their wholly unreasonable request to block certification of Georgia’s election results. As President Trump and his allies continue to mount desperate and meritless lawsuits intended to rewrite the outcome of the November election, we will continue to fight back in defense of eligible voters.” 
 
The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law is involved in several post-election lawsuits that have been erroneously filed seeking to disenfranchise voters and shift the final outcome of the election. The Committee filed a brief in opposition to Mr. Wood’s restraining order.

The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Lawyers’ Committee), a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, was formed in 1963 at the request of President John F. Kennedy to involve the private bar in providing legal services to address racial discrimination.  Now in its 55th year, the Lawyers’ Committee is continuing its quest to “Move America Toward Justice.”  The principal mission of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law is to secure, through the rule of law, equal justice for all, particularly in the areas of voting rights, criminal justice, fair housing and community development, economic justice, educational opportunities, and hate crimes.  For more information, please visit https://lawyerscommitee.org.